Street art in South Yarra? It’s not the first thing to come to mind! While Windsor & Prahran get the glory as the edgier sections of Chapel Street, people would be surprised by what South Yarra has to offer. In between high fashion retailers, are pieces of art that deserve mention. Here they are.
Tom Gerrard Mural
To celebrate the reopening of Bailey Nelson on Chapel Street, Tom Gerrard painted a mural on the inside and outside of the store, and it’s everything a Gerrard mural ought to be.
Brad Eastman (aka Beastman) is one of Australia’s most recognised artists, commissioned in various countries across the globe to create unique and abstract murals. Geometric patterns pulled from nature and symbolic shapes are just a few components that make Beastman’s art so damn good. Spot this splash of cool on the corner of Chapel and Grey St (across the road from Abacus Bar & Kitchen, South Yarra).
The collaboration was a project put in motion by the Chapel Street Precinct Association and City of Stonnington to introduce more high quality and thought-provoking street art into the Precinct.
Check out the timelapse video, here, to see it come to life.
Barry Street Mural
Painted by street art superstars Cam Scale & Mike Makatron, the Barry Street mural will stop you in your tracks! Officially called ‘A Look to the Future’ this mural was commissioned by Melbourne Polytechnic & the Chapel Street Precinct Association. Want to see it come to life? Check out the timelapse video here.
Dvate on Fitzgerald Street
Bright and demanding attention, these small pieces make up an iconic corner on Chapel Street in South Yarra. Dvate is a Melbourne based artist whose position in the street art scene is well established and can be seen on walls, canvas and in magazines both locally and internationally.
Growing up in Melbourne, a stone’s throw from a railway station, he was instantly drawn to the colourful work along the suburban railway lines and became inspired to leave his own mark on society.
As a Chapel Street resident of a number of years, I’ve noticed a few changes in our community. But I’ve also observed a few things that are iconically Chapel Street that only residents can truly relate to. When you know, you know.
The Prahran Square car park is now open for business! 500 undercover parks and electric car charging stations right in the heart of the Chapel Street Precinct. Plus, it’s only $1 for 2 hours!
We wanted to unearth the precinct’s most memorable and unique burgers for the ultimate Chapel Precinct burger crawl. Warning: salivation guaranteed.
Aimed to raise essential funds for the Sacred Heart Mission’s Woman’s House, which supports women experiencing homelessness, the op shop campaign will be held earlier this year kicking off in August with a Launch Party at the Prahran op shop and finishing in September at its newest shop in Prahran.
Secondary cuts of meat are those working muscles which are more flavoursome and textural, but need a little more time and care to polish off the edges, but by doing so you are richly rewarded.
If you’ve never taken a trip to Greville Street, you’re seriously missing out. This petite Prahran street leads you gently from the hustle of Chapel Street, into a warm village of boutique makers, retailers & artists.
I braved my first Pole Dancing class at Pole Divas Prahran and I was really (dare I say it?) feeling myself. Prepared to feel uncomfortable, thankfully, my awesome older sister was eager (you can see why she’s the oldest) to join me for our first experience with the pole.
Just when you thought living or working in or near Chapel Precinct couldn’t provide any more perks… Grab your housemates and check out these awesome local deals you can nab just for living or working around these parts.